Learn · Grow · Thrive

Maths

Vision

We envision that learning mathematics in secondary has its own intrinsic value to progress students through both their academic and personal opportunities.

Our creative curriculum will ensure that all students will experience enjoyment for maths and an appreciation of its relevance and importance. Students will have opportunities to develop the fundamentals of maths, being able to reason mathematically and apply maths to solve challenging problems to help them to learn, grow and thrive. Our maths curriculum will provide students with the tools to gain relevant qualifications to enable progress to Post-16 settings and beyond. This will lead to the ability to think mathematically and empower them to successfully navigate the challenges of a fast-paced world.

Strap line:

Maths, a lifelong journey of challenges to learn, grow and thrive.

End points

  • Students will be able to use mental maths problem-solving skills to respond to daily situations.
  • Students will have the confidence to use maths effectively in everyday life.
  • Students will appreciate the purpose and use of maths throughout a variety of situations and work-related tasks.
  • Students will be able to confidently work independently to progress their own learning.
  • Students will be able to explore areas of maths to form their own methods of working and develop an understanding and appreciation of other methods and ways of working.

Domains of Knowledge

Domains

Procedural and propositional knowledge

Number

Place value, calculation, operations, directed numbers, notation, integers and roots, standard form, decimals, percentages, fractions, rounding, sets

Algebra

Manipulation, substitutions, notation, solving, graphical, representation, relationships, interpretation, quadratics, nth term, sequences

Ratio, proportion and rates of change

Units, scaling, ratio, notation, percentage, increase/decrease, inverse proportion, compound units.

Geometry and measures

Visualisation, measurement, estimation, use of tools, coordinates, formulae, perimeter, area, construction, sketching, conventions, derivation, angles, polygons, Pythagoras, 2d and 3d shapes, trigonometry

Probability

Recording, analysing, describing, frequency, randomness, probability scale, sets, combined events, independent and mutually exclusive events.

Statistics

Describe, interpret, compare, discrete and continuous, grouped data, averages and range, charts and diagrams, relationships between data, graphs.